Thomas had been working for Mr. Cameron for four years before he enlisted with the 1st Kent Regt. in 1940. He trained with the Kent’s and went overseas as a reinforcement for the Essex Scottish.
Thomas had been wounded three times since D-Day. In a letter to his parents Sgt. Glen Embary, also from Blenheim that he was with Cpl. Bisset, his closest friend in the unit at the time Bissett lost his life.
The son of Mrs. Mable Pheasant of 271 Wellington St., London, ON. Cpl. Bisset was making Blenheim his home prior to the war living with Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Cameron of Blenheim.
KIA - Date of Death: 08/03/1945, in Germany.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead, Grave/Memorial Reference: III. H. 11.
Cpl. Bassett was survived by his mother and another brother also serving overseas and a sister living in Detroit, Michigan. His father had passed away a number of years prior, a result of injuries he received in the Great War, he had moved from Glencoe to Blenheim.
Afa: IOSD, TBD-RH, DND-RH, BFL-B, CWGC, CVWM, BNT 11/04/45.